This is why

Joe Corvo feels hard done by and he’s willing to duel Kyle Turris to defend his honor. In Saturday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators, Corvo took what he feels is a cheap shot from Turris and has been banged up as a result.

Regardless of the nature of the hit, Corvo was not too happy with the fact that Brendan Shanahan opted not to discipline Turris for it. And, according to Joe Haggerty, he’ll be more than happy to do it himself.

“Let’s just say I’ll be looking for him right off the bat,” said Corvo. “I’m not [happy]. Two days I’ve been walking around with a headache. Just because I didn’t lay down on the ice and get carted off and miss a period . . . I don’t know . . . it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a cheap shot.

“In my opinion he saw my numbers and took the opportunity to seek revenge for the game prior when we were at home. Hopefully he’s a man and he’ll step up tomorrow when I come after him. I’m not going to try and hurt him, but I want to fight him.”

Corvo isn’t a fighter – in fact he got into his first NHL scrap earlier this season with the Bruins – and clearly neither is Turris. So the B’s defenseman felt that dropping the gloves to settle their differences is the honorable thing.

“I think so. It was a cheap shot. From what I heard I stayed on the ice for a second, but from what I was told he stayed on the ice and acted like he was hurt,” said Corvo. “It was just another indicator he felt like he was wrong and was afraid somebody else was going to going to get him while sticking up for me.”

Here’s the actual hit itself:

Let’s also not forget Chris Neil’s exploits that night.

Regardless of what you think of the hit, tomorrow night’s Bruins/Sens tilt could get pretty interesting if tempers start to boil over. I highly encourage you all to watch.

Comments (5)

  1. Aw, one of the Boston Bruins thinks an opponent should be suspended for a relatively clean hit? How sad. Perhaps now they will start claiming their regular suspendable offenses are actually perfectly within the rules…oh wait! They already do that too!

  2. Ha ha ha. Corvo was obviously rocked by the hit, cause he is mixing up Turris’s hit and Neils hit on Boychuck. Turris didn’t fall down and act hurt like Corvo thinks, he just stayed there talking to the refs. Nobody stood up for Corvo, but not because Turris was lying hurt on the ice. Turris just skated over to the box after a minute of standing around and talking to the officials. Corvo needs a new explanation as to why his teamates didn’t stand up for him. Neil on the other hand stayed on the ice after the monsterous Boychuck hit, but it is laughable to think that guy is “afraid” to fight anyone, especially on the bruins. Seeing he did fight Chara a couple of shifts later, and has fought him numerous times before, I hardly think he is worried about doing it again. I am sure he could care less about fighting anyone else on the bruins. Hopefully Corvo has recovered his memory in time for the fight with Turris or he may end up scrapping with a much tougher customer

  3. Man up, Corvo. You got hit hard and clean, Shanny made his decision, and it’s over. Play hockey and quit whining.

  4. Am I the only a bit shocked that, despite him admitting he had headaches and memory loss from that hit. the Bruins are going to let Corvo play? Concussion much?

  5. Great… so he’s had a few days of headaches, and not only does he want to play, he wants to FIGHT? How have teams still not learned that headaches after a hit are brain damage?

    I say this as a Bruins fan… let it go. It was a cheap elbow to the head, yes, but just screw it. Enough brain damage has gone around. Crush them on the scoreboard.

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